RAPIDS Accelerates Data Science End-to-End

At GTC Europe in Munich Germany, NVIDIA announced RAPIDS, a suite of open-source software libraries for executing end-to-end data science and analytics pipelines entirely on GPUs. 

RAPIDS aims to accelerate the entire data science pipeline including data loading, ETL, model training, and inference. This will enable more productive, interactive, and exploratory workflows.

The RAPIDS libraries are written in Python, and built on Apache Arrow. The software is being developed as open source software in partnership with enterprises globally.

 

GPU-powered data science enables much greater interactivity, but affords fewer coffee breaks.

RAPIDS is now available as a container image on NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) and Docker Hub for use on-premises or on public cloud services such as AWS, Azure, and GCP. The RAPIDS source code is also available on github. Visit the RAPIDS site for more information.

For a walk through of how to download the RAPIDS container, run it, visit the original post on the NVIDIA Developer Blog.